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Texas Lands No. 1 Transfer Marcus Carr

Jul 17, 2021 3:28 PM

The University of Texas has received a commitment from Marcus Carr, the No. 1 transfer this offseason. 

Carr opted for Texas instead of pursuing a professional basketball option in Australia. Louisville, Kentucky and Kansas were also on his final list of transfer options.

Carr earned third-team All-Big Ten honors last season with Minnesota after averaging 19.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists.

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Greg Brown Enters NBA Draft, Signs With Agent

May 14, 2021 1:33 AM

Texas freshman Greg Brown announced that he is entering the NBA Draft.

Brown also said he signed with an agent.

Brown is ranked No. 29 in ESPN's top 100 draft prospects.

The forward averaged averaged 9.3 points and 6.2 rebounds in 24 games last season. 


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Texas To Hire Chris Beard As Head Coach

Apr 1, 2021 1:11 PM

The University of Texas will hire Chris Beard of Texas Tech as their next head coach.

Beard's buyout to go to another Big 12 school dropped to $4 million on Thursday.

Beard has established himself as one of the best coaches in the country during his five seasons at Texas Tech, leading the Red Raiders to a national title game appearance in 2019 and an Elite Eight in 2018.

Beard went to Texas and started his coaching career as a student assistant under Tom Penders with the Longhorns.

Shaka Smart left the Longhorns to become head coach of Marquette in March.

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Nets Assistant Royal Ivey Interviews For Texas Job

Mar 28, 2021 10:23 PM

Brooklyn Nets assistant coach Royal Ivey interviewed for the vacant head coaching position at the University of Texas, sources told Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. 

Ivey played on the Longhorns' 2003 team that went to the Final Four.

Texas Tech coach Chris Beard is considered the favorite to replace Shaka Smart, who was hired at Marquette University. 

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

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Kai Jones Leaves Texas For 2021 NBA Draft

Mar 24, 2021 10:24 PM

Kai Jones is leaving Texas for the 2021 NBA Draft and intends to sign with an agent.

"It was truly an honor to represent the Texas Longhorns for the past two seasons and suit up with my brothers night in and night out," Jones said. "... My time here has set me up to be successful as I take the next steps in my career."

Jones is expected to be selected in the later half of the lottery or the middle of the first round. 

The Athletic

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